In this 2-part online course, we’ll explore drawing letters that look like calligraphy using a pointed pen script called Copperplate. Learning to draw the letters is a great way to prepare for writing Copperplate script with a dip pen and ink. After this workshop, you’ll be able to use hand lettering to make greeting cards, signs, and personal artwork.
Saturdays: July 31st and August 7th, 2021
10am to 12pm MST
*All workshops are available on a sliding scale. Payment plans, Pay it Forward, and Pay What You Can are also available. Just select your preferred option at checkout.
How We’ll Meet
We’re offering the class in morning and evening sessions over Zoom. There will be two 2-hour live sessions and the recordings will be available for two weeks after class. You’ll receive an e-mail from us with an invitation to the meeting and a reminder of what day and time the class is. During the Zoom meeting, you will be able to see both my face and have a great view of my paper. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and see plenty of demonstrations. Class size is limited to 10 students for quality of the workshop.
What You’ll Learn
We’ll start simple with just a pencil and graph paper. We’ll work with consistency in the basic shapes. Then, we’ll put those shapes together to make letters and words.
Session 1: Lowercase Letters
Session 2: Uppercase Letters
- A PDF file with basic strokes, upper and lower case alphabets
- 2 two-hour instruction sessions with a short break
- Individual attention and help
Materials to Bring
- A pencil
- A large eraser
- A ruler
- Graph Paper
- Tracing paper
- Lined paper and a pen for taking notes
- Colorful fine-point markers (optional)